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OPP officer dragged, charges laid

Web posted on April 01, 2020

A Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was not injured after being dragged by a vehicle during an interaction with a motorist on March 30, 2020.

The officer was assisting with a broken-down vehicle on Perth Line 55 in the Municipality of Perth East, when another motorist arrived and refused to leave the scene. The driver then threatened the officer and attempted to drive away, dragging the officer a short distance. The officer was able gain control of the driver until other OPP members arrived to assist in taking the individual into custody.

Frank CASSEL, 60, of North Perth, has been charged with:

-             Utter Threats CC 264.1(1)(a)

-             Obstruct Police CC 129(a)

-             Assault Peace Officer CC 270(1)(a)

 The accused has been released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford, at a later date, to answer to the charges.

The Perth County OPP is committed to public safety and crime prevention. Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at

Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.